Sonia Ghumman

Associate Professor of Management
Shidler College Faculty Fellow
Faculty Co-Director, Shidler MHRM Program
Faculty Advisor, SHRM Aloha Chapter

Academic Background

PhD, Michigan State University, 2009

MA, Michigan State University, 2006

BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2004

Research Interests

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (e.g., religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation)

Multicultural Organizations

International Management

Influence of Sleep on Work Outcomes

Selected Publications

Ghumman, S. & Ryan, A. M. (2018). Religious Group Discrimination. In A. J. Colella & E. B. King (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Workplace Discrimination. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 143-158.

Schmidt, G.B., Park, G., Keeney, J., & Ghumman, S. (2017). Job apathy: Scale development and initial validation. Journal of Career Assessment, 25, 484-501.

Ghumman, S., Ryan, A. M., & Park, J. S. (2016). Religious harassment in the workplace:  An examination of observer intervention. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 279-306.

Lyons, B., Wessel, J., Ghumman, S., & Ryan, A.M.  (2014). Applying models of identity management to religious identities: Christianity in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 678-704.

Ghumman, S., Ryan, A. M., Barclay, L. A., & Markel, K. S. (2013).  Religious discrimination in the workplace: A historical review and an analysis of current and future trends [Special issue]. Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 439-454.

Ghumman, S., & Ryan, A. M. (2013). Not welcome here: Discrimination towards women who wear the Muslim headscarf. Human Relations, 66, 671-698.

Barnes, C. M., Ghumman, S., & Scott, B. A. (2013). Sleep and organizational citizenship behavior: The mediating role of job satisfaction. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18 (1), 16-26.

Ghumman, S., & Barnes, C. M. (2013). Sleep and prejudice: A resource depletion approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 166-178.

Barnes, C. M., Wagner, D., & Ghumman, S. (2012). Borrowing  from sleep to pay work and family: An extension of work family conflict. Personnel Psychology, 65 (4), 789-819.

Barnes, C. M., Schaubroeck, J. M., Huth, M., & Ghumman, S. (2011). Lack of sleep and unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115 (2), 169-180.

Ghumman, S., & Jackson, L. (2010). The downside of religious attire:  The Muslim  headscarf  and expectations for obtaining employment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31 (1), 4-23.

Ryan, A. M., Boyce, A. S., Ghumman, S., Jundt, D., Schmidt, G., & Gibby, R. (2009). Going global: Cultural values and perceptions of selection procedures. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58 (4), 520-556.

Ghumman, S., & Jackson, L. (2008). Between a cross and a hard place: Religious identifiers and  employability. Journal of Workplace Rights, 13 (3), 259-280.


Business 626: Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Business 699: Directed Reading and Research

Human Resource Management 678: International Human Resources

Management 341: Behavior in Organizations – International Business Focus

Management 342: Multinational Business Management

Management 325: Management Skills

Psychology 395: Research Design and Measurement

Psychology 295: Data Analysis in Psychological Research

Psychology 255: Industrial/ Organizational Psychology


2015, Professor of the Semester, Distance Learning Executive MBA Program, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2013, Shidler College Dennis Ching Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2012, Professor of the Semester, Distance Learning Executive MBA Program, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2011-2013, Shidler College Faculty Fellow, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2011, CIBER Grant, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2010, Shirley M. Lee Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

2008, Graduate Student Scholarship, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

2004-2009, University Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University

Professional Background

External Consultant Work:

Procter & Gamble (2004-2006)

Navy Personnel Research, Studies, and Technology (2005-2006)

DTE Energy (2004-2006)

MSU Women's Resouce Center (2005)

W. K. Kellog Foundation (2004-2005)




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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business
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Contact Info

(808) 956-7331
(808) 956-2774